Cities and the Health of the Public / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The essays commissioned for this book analyze the impact of city living on health, focusing primarily on conditions in the United States. With 16 chapters by 24 internationally recognized experts, the book introduces an ecological approach to the study of the health of urban populations.
This book assesses the primary determinants of well-being in cities, including the social and physical environments, diet, and health care and social services. The book includes chapters on the history of public health in cities, the impact of urban sprawl and urban renewal on health, and the challenges facing cities in the developing world. It also examines conditions such as infectious diseases, violence and disasters, and mental illness.
|Publisher:||Vanderbilt University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Nicholas Freudenberg is Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Social Psychology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Sandro Galea is Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health University of Michigan.
David Vlahov is Director of the Center for Urban Epidemiological Studies, New York Academy of Medicine and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Part I INTRODUCTION
A Framework for the Study of Urban Health Sandro Galea, Nicholas
Freudenberg, David Vlahov
Changing Living Conditions; Changing Health: US Cities in the Last 50 years
Nicholas Freudenberg, Sandro Galea, David Vlahov
Part II. DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN CITIES
The Urban Social Environment and Health Adam Coutts, Ichiro Kawachi
The Urban Physical Environment and Health Susan Klitzman, Thomas D. Matte, Daniel E Kass
Food, Nutrition and the Health of Urban Populations Ming -Chin Yeh, David Katz
Access to Quality Health Care in U.S. Cities: Balancing Community Need and
Service System Survival Dennis Andrulis
Part III. LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHANGING CITIES
Public Health in U.S. Cities: A Historical Perspective David Rosner
Cities, Suburbs, and Urban Sprawl: Their Impact on Health Howard Frumkin
Fifty Ways to Destroy a City: The Health Impact of Urban Destruction Mindy
A Developing World Perspective: Health, Water and Sanitation in Urban Areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean Gordon McGranhan and
Part IV. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND DETERMINANTS
Changing Patterns of Infectious Disease in U.S. Cities David Vlahov, Emily
The Challenge of Urban Violence and Disasters Kenneth J. Ruggiero, Amy Van
Wynsberghe, Tomika Stevens, Dean G. Kilpatrick
Mental Health in the City Ezra Susser, Michaeline Bresnahan, Sandro Galea
Part V. NEXT STEPS: RESEARCH AND INTERVENTION
Methodologies for the Study of Urban Health: How Do We Best Assess How Cities
Affect Health? Sandro Galea, Amy Schulz
Health Promotion in the City: The Science and Politics of Intervention Nicholas
Creating Healthy Cities: Where Do We Go from Here? David Vlahov, Sandro
Galea, Nicholas Freudenberg